Teamwinner's Native American Timeline

  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    A group of Colorado volunteers surrounded Sand Creek. Black Kettle raised the American flag for friendship but the volunteers killed 400 people.
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    Native American Timeline

    Our timespan is about Native Americans. It tells of the hard times they encountered during the westward movement of the white folk. Many of them died in the end they lost a lot of people and land.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    This event ended the fighting between whites and indains. The Sioux and Cheyenne got some of their land back. This treaty didn't last for very long so they went back to fighting again.
  • America Breaks a Treaty.....Again

    America Breaks a Treaty.....Again
    A scientific exploration was led by General Custer. He discovered gold in the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota. Once word leaked about the discovery many prospectors came to the hills to get rich quick quick.
  • Custer's Last Stand

    Custer's Last Stand
    General Custer found an Indain village on the shores of Litte Big Horn River. He orders his troops to attack not realizing he was encountering the main Sioux and Cheyenne tribes. Crazy Horse attacked Custer's regiment, and within a few hours Custer and his men were massacured.
  • Nez Perces' Tribe

    Nez Perces' Tribe
    When gold was discovered on Nez Perce indians land they had fell victim to the western land. They wanted 90% of the land. Chief Joseph had sent his tribe to Canada to avoid getting captured.
  • Debates in the East

    Debates in the East
    Custer's last stand created large debates in the east. Critics of the United States had opinions also. The most vocal was Helen Hunt Jackson, published a book called A Century of Dishonor in 1881.
  • Dawes Act

    Dawes Act
    This let all of the Native American families get up to 160 acres of their travel land back. Many American s thought that this would cilivize the Indians. Most of the Indians tried to resist this act because they thought it would end their folkways.
  • Arrival of the Ghost Dance

    Arrival of the Ghost Dance
    The man who created the Ghost Dance was Wevoka. He would have visions and his followers would dance to the visions. The dance was quickly spread across the west.
  • The Sooners

    The Sooners
    The Oklahoma land was opened legally to claim the provisions of the homestead act. There were thousands of people that rushed into the state and try to get land. By that night there were 10,000 tent inhabitants in Oklahoma City.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre
    A group of 300 Sioux left the reservation for Wounded Knee Creek. In the morning the US army made all of the Sioux give up their weapons. In the end over 300 men, women, and children were wounded or killed.